Communicating Pain Exploring Suffering through Language, Literature and Creative Writing
Medicine, Health and Being Human
Suffering Narratives of Older Adults A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care
Medical Humanities and Medical Education How the medical humanities can shape better doctors
By Stephanie Potocka de Montalk
November 01, 2018
Combining critical research with memoir, essay, poetry and creative biography, this insightful volume sensitively explores the lived experience of chronic pain. Confronting the language of pain and the paradox of writing about personal pain, Communicating Pain is a personal response to the ...
Edited By Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson
July 26, 2018
The Face of AIDS film archive at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, consists of more than 700 hours of unedited and edited footage, shot over a period of more than thirty years and all over the world by filmmaker and journalist Staffan Hildebrand. The material documents the HIV/AIDS pandemic ...
By Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nader Ahmadi
June 14, 2018
This book provides an alternative, complementary approach to the existing conventional approaches to religious and spiritually oriented coping. By focusing on the role of culture, the authors take into account the methods employed by a vast number of people who do not directly identify themselves ...
Edited By Lesa Scholl
May 31, 2018
Medicine, Health and Being Human begins a conversation to explore how the medical has defined us: that is, the ways in which perspectives of medicine and health have affected cultural understandings of what it means to be human. With chapters that span from the early modern period through to the ...
By C. F. Goodey
December 21, 2017
The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These ...
Edited By Christopher Dowrick
November 22, 2017
Primary care, grounded in the provision of continuous comprehensive person-centred care, is of paramount importance in the delivery of accessible and effective health care around the world. The central notion of person-centred care, however, relies on often-unexamined concepts of self, or ...
Edited By Carol-Ann Farkas
August 25, 2017
Pain. Chronic digestive symptoms. Poor sleep. Neuropathy. Sensory disturbances. Fatigue. Panic. Constant illness and discomfort. Frequent difficulty coping with work, school, relationships. Despite the common experience of being told that it’s all in their heads, that they’re just making ...
By Ana Dragojlovic, Alex Broom
July 27, 2017
This book is a critical response to a range of problems – some theoretical, others empirical – that shape questions surrounding the lived experience of suffering. It explores how moral and ethical questions of personal suffering are experienced, contested, negotiated and institutionalised. Bodies ...
By Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey
February 27, 2017
In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an ...
By Alan Bleakley
November 08, 2016
The field of the medical humanities is developing rapidly, however, there has also been parallel concern from sceptics that the value of medical humanities educational interventions should be open to scrutiny and evidence. Just what is the impact of medical humanities provision upon the education ...
By Victoria Foster
October 31, 2016
This book provides a thought-provoking guide to conducting collaborative arts-based research. Focusing on ways that social inquiry might be conducted with marginalised groups to promote social justice, the text offers chapters on: Telling ‘alternative’ stories through a variety of methods from ...
Edited By Victoria Bates, Alan Bleakley, Sam Goodman
September 04, 2015
In recent decades, both medical humanities and medical history have emerged as rich and varied sub-disciplines. Medicine, Health and the Arts is a collection of specially commissioned essays designed to bring together different approaches to these complex fields. Written by a selection of ...